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Deletes a global database cluster. The primary and secondary clusters must already be detached or destroyed first.


This action only applies to Aurora DB clusters.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--global-cluster-identifier <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--global-cluster-identifier (string)

The cluster identifier of the global database cluster being deleted.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To delete a global DB cluster

The following delete-global-cluster example deletes an Aurora MySQL-compatible global DB cluster. The output shows the cluster that you're deleting, but subsequent describe-global-clusters commands don't list that DB cluster.

aws rds delete-global-cluster \
    --global-cluster-identifier myglobalcluster


    "GlobalCluster": {
        "GlobalClusterIdentifier": "myglobalcluster",
        "GlobalClusterResourceId": "cluster-f0e523bfe07aabb",
        "GlobalClusterArn": "arn:aws:rds::123456789012:global-cluster:myglobalcluster",
        "Status": "available",
        "Engine": "aurora-mysql",
        "EngineVersion": "5.7.mysql_aurora.2.07.2",
        "StorageEncrypted": false,
        "DeletionProtection": false,
        "GlobalClusterMembers": []

For more information, see Deleting an Aurora global database in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.


GlobalCluster -> (structure)

A data type representing an Aurora global database.

GlobalClusterIdentifier -> (string)

Contains a user-supplied global database cluster identifier. This identifier is the unique key that identifies a global database cluster.

GlobalClusterResourceId -> (string)

The Amazon Web Services Region-unique, immutable identifier for the global database cluster. This identifier is found in Amazon Web Services CloudTrail log entries whenever the Amazon Web Services KMS key for the DB cluster is accessed.

GlobalClusterArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the global database cluster.

Status -> (string)

Specifies the current state of this global database cluster.

Engine -> (string)

The Aurora database engine used by the global database cluster.

EngineVersion -> (string)

Indicates the database engine version.

DatabaseName -> (string)

The default database name within the new global database cluster.

StorageEncrypted -> (boolean)

The storage encryption setting for the global database cluster.

DeletionProtection -> (boolean)

The deletion protection setting for the new global database cluster.

GlobalClusterMembers -> (list)

The list of primary and secondary clusters within the global database cluster.


A data structure with information about any primary and secondary clusters associated with a global cluster (Aurora global database).

DBClusterArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for each Aurora DB cluster in the global cluster.

Readers -> (list)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for each read-only secondary cluster associated with the global cluster.


IsWriter -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the Aurora DB cluster is the primary cluster (that is, has read-write capability) for the global cluster with which it is associated.

GlobalWriteForwardingStatus -> (string)

Specifies whether a secondary cluster in the global cluster has write forwarding enabled, not enabled, or is in the process of enabling it.

SynchronizationStatus -> (string)

The status of synchronization of each Aurora DB cluster in the global cluster.

FailoverState -> (structure)

A data object containing all properties for the current state of an in-process or pending switchover or failover process for this global cluster (Aurora global database). This object is empty unless the SwitchoverGlobalCluster or FailoverGlobalCluster operation was called on this global cluster.

Status -> (string)

The current status of the global cluster. Possible values are as follows:

  • pending – The service received a request to switch over or fail over the global cluster. The global cluster's primary DB cluster and the specified secondary DB cluster are being verified before the operation starts.
  • failing-over – This status covers the range of Aurora internal operations that take place during the switchover or failover process, such as demoting the primary Aurora DB cluster, promoting the secondary Aurora DB cluster, and synchronizing replicas.
  • cancelling – The request to switch over or fail over the global cluster was cancelled and the primary Aurora DB cluster and the selected secondary Aurora DB cluster are returning to their previous states.

FromDbClusterArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Aurora DB cluster that is currently being demoted, and which is associated with this state.

ToDbClusterArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Aurora DB cluster that is currently being promoted, and which is associated with this state.

IsDataLossAllowed -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the operation is a global switchover or a global failover. If data loss is allowed, then the operation is a global failover. Otherwise, it's a switchover.